Football: Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk relishing Premier League return after 10-month smoothness
File photo of Liverpool's Virgil convoy Dijk. Photograph:( Reuters )
Van Dijk played recognized five union games last season before his injury and Liverpool felt his effortlessness as they were unable to garrison their confederation title, finishing in third place.
Liverpool centre-back Virgil caravan Dijk uttered he was excited to come back from his "mentally tough" injury layoff as the Netherlands international played Premier League football after nearly 10 months in Saturdays 3-0 win at promoted Norwich City.
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Liverpool eased into the new Premier League season as goals by Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah earned them a comfortable victory.
The Merseyside bludgeon enjoyed a relatively trouble-free eventide at Carrow Road with defensive prop Van Dijk production his elite top-flight outside after poll up a serious knee injury in last seasons Merseyside derby in October.
Van Dijk played licit five league games last season before his injury and Liverpool felt his difficulty as they were unable to defend their league title, finishing in third place.
"Mentally its tough," Van Dijk told Sky Sports. "One day youre fully fit, the succeeding youre whole of medication and in pain.
"We had further injuries in interpretation positions (last season) so couldnt dramaturgy our game, the routine we enthusiasm to play, with turned pressure.
"To be back out there helping the boys, I hope to maintain that. I deprivation games - the administrator knows it, I comprehend it. Its a ethical start. Now we have occasion to retrieve for following week," the BBC quoted the Dutchman as saying.
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